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72 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE. 



HENRY COUNTY 

From its Formation in 1776 to the End of the Eighteenth 
Century, et seq. 



From the records in the clerks office, by C. B. Bryant, Martinsville, Va. 



(continued.) 



1782, March. — John Salmon, Esqr., is allowed £$ for serving 
as Clerk to the Court of Inquiry of this County 23 days in mak- 
ing instructions for supplying the Continental Army with cloth- 
ng & provisions. 

Ordered that the several delinquents who were appointed to 
furnish Clothing & Beef for the Continental Army be summoned 
to appear here at the 2d day of the next term. 

George Waller, Esq., is recommended to his Excellency the 
Governor as a proper person to serve as Colonel of the militia. 
Peter Saunders, Esq., recomended as Lt. Colonel. Brice Mar- 
tin is recomended as Major. George Hairston is recommended 
as Colonel. Peter Hairston is recommended as Major. 

George Elliott is allowed ^14. — for a Horse impressed into 
military service in June, 1781, and lost in said service. 

Also ,£22. — for one ditto at same time and lost. 

Also ^34. — for a Wagon, Geer & Jackscrew at same time. 

Also ,£53. 10. for 107 days service with Wagon & Team. 

Also ,£10. for 20 days service with Wagon & Team when 
marching to the Marques Dela Fayett in 1781. 

Also allowed 1 2s. for 3 Casks. 

Robert Stockton produced certificate from Elijah King, Lieut, 
in Col. Washington's Light Dragoons, that he impressed a Stone 
Horse, 5 ft. high, 10 years old, almost full blooded & worth 
/150, specie. 

John Barksdale is appointed Captain of the company formerly 
commanded by Major Brice Martin, and John Redd 1st Lieut. 
&John Cox 2d Lieut. 

Joseph Cooper is appointed Captain of the company com- 
manded by Capt. Geo. Hairston, George Hamilton 1st Lieut., 
and Thadeus Salmon, Ensign. 



HENRY COUNTY, VA. 73 

George Reynolds is appointed Captain of the company com- 
manded by Capt. Peter Hairston, Matthew Webb ist Lieut., 
John Conway 2d Lieut., & Bazel O'Neal, Ensign. 

1782, May. A court held for adjusting claims for property 
impressed or taken for Public Service, pursuant to act of Assem- 
bly. 

Josiah Smith allowed for 82 Rations to Thomas Smith, a 
British prisoner wounded and unable to travel. 

Also for 103 lbs Bacon furnished Brigade of Wagons belong- 
ing to Gen 1 Sumter by Sam 1 Moore F. Master. 

Also for 970 wt. of Blades furnished same. Samuel Hairston 
is allowed for 765 lbs Beef, 7 Diats & five pecks Corn furnished 
Jesse Heard, Com'y of Provisions. 

Harris Wilson allowed £1. 17. o for 1 Beef on expedition 
against Insurrection of the Tories in the year 1780. James 
Spencer allowed 6 lbs Bacon to Capt. Hanby's company on 
their march to join Gen 1 Green in May 1781. 

Peter Hairston for 4 Barrels corn for the use of Gen 1 Hospital. 
Phillip Buzzard 55 | specie for 276 lbs Beef to Com'y Provis- 
ions; also, 31 I for 31 Diets to Capt. Hanby's company on their 
march to join Gen 1 Green in Feb'y, 1781. 

John Ferguson allowed 18 | 9 for 25 lbs Bacon & 14 | for 14 
Diets to guard & British Prisoners on their way from the South- 
ward to Winchester in May, 1781. 

Also 10 I for a Barrel of Corn to ditto in November, 1781. 
Also j£4. 15. o for 475 lbs Beef to ditto in ditto. 

John George 18 | 9 for 25 lbs Bacon to Capt. Lanier's Comp'y 
on their march to join Gen 1 Green. 

John Ferguson ^3. 11. 1. for 151^ lbs Pork, 12 lbs Bacon & 
one & a half gallons corn for Hospital at Henry C. H. , May, 
1781. 

Also allowed 19 | for 19 Diets to Capt. Gwinn's company on 
march to Augusta from Gen' Green after battle of Guilford. 

Also j£io. 9. o for 950 lbs Beef, 12 Diets, 100 lbs Fodder & 
two bushels corn furnished Jesse Heard, Commissary of Provisr 
ions. 

Spencer Clark 42 | 3 for 58 lbs Bacon furnished Hospital at 
Henry Courthouse in March, 1781. 

James Majors 15 | for 20 lbs ditto to ditto. 



74 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE. 

Richard Reynolds £2. 17. o for 285 lbs beef to Comissary. 

William Gates allowed 6 | for 6 Diets furnished same. 

Anthony Bitting for 217 lbs Beef furnished in the year 1780. 

Robert Jones, Jr., £5. 3. o for 315 lbs Beef to Commissary of 
Provisions. Josiah Carter is allowed 5 | 6 for 3 Diets & 1 bushel 
corn & one peck to Hugh Armstrong on his way to Gen 1 Green. 

Also 4 I 6 for 150 bundles Fodder to Jacob Goan, Quarter 
Master Gen 1 . 

Also 10 I for four bushels meal furnished a guard with British 
prisoners on their march from the Southward to Winchester. 

Also for 12 I for 3 bushels Rye for 4 Teams on their return 
from Charlotte, in No. Carolina, to Peytonsburg, Wm. McCraw, 
D. Q. M. 

Joseph Morris £1. 16. 3 for 2 barrels corn, 10 lbs Bacon & 15 
lbs salt Pork to wagons from Peytonsburg to south — by Geo. 
Rowland. 

William Hunter ^3, 5. ofor 325 lbs Beef to Jesse Heard, C. P. 

Aris Vaughan £1. 4. 4. for 73 lbs Pork to Hospital at H'y C. 
H., 1781. Joseph Morris 15 | for 20 lbs Bacon furnished Capt. 
Henderson's company on their march to join Gen 1 Green. 

John Neavil 2 | for 4 gallons corn furnished Jesse Heard. 

Thomas Haile 1 | 6 for 3 gallons ditto to ditto. 

Francis Kearby 4 | 4 for 13 lbs Pork to same. John Law 
£1. 13. 9 for 45 lbs Bacon to Capt. Thomas Smith's company 
on their march to join Gen' Green. 

John Gresham 10 | 8 for 14^ lbs Bacon taken for Henry mil- 
itia. George Hairston £6. 6. o for one bushels Salt, 100 
bundles Blades, 21 Diets & half bushel corn furnished John 
Armstrong, Major commanding 4th North Carolina Regiment. 

Wm. Halbert 12 | for 6 Diets & 8 gallons corn to Jesse Heard, 
C. P. Also £$. 5. 2- f° r pasturage for 12 Beeves 269 days, 12 
Diets & 12 gallons corn furnished same. 

Jonathan Hanby ^3. for 300 lbs Beef furnished the same. 

John Marr ^n. 10. o. for 1150 lbs ditto to same. 

John Parr £3. 15. o. for 375 lbs ditto to same. 

Mary Tarrent £2. 5. o. for 225 lbs dittto to same. 

William Hayne 12 | for 16 lbs Bacon to Capt. Tho's Smith's 
company. 

(to be continued)